§ Mr. J. GUEST
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the total amount of interest paid on the National Debt, with the addition of any amounts paid in reduction thereof at home, and the sum paid to America for the year ending 31st March. 1925; and what the total amount averages per head of our population?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
The charge for the National Debt Services, including interest, management and sinking fund, in the year ended 31st March, 1925, was £357,161,000, of which £319,115,000 was paid in this country and £39,046,000 in America. The total payment divided by the number of the population was 27 19s., or, excluding sinking fund payments, £6 19s.